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The Benefits of Cocoa: Good for Your Soul, Good for Your Health

It’s something dark chocolate lovers are eternally grateful for: the many health benefits of cocoa. While most chocolate has cocoa in it, dark chocolate lovers are getting an especially healthy dose of it. It might seem too good to be true, but these scientifically-backed facts about cocoa and the health benefits associated with it will make you feel even better next time you’re enjoying locally-made, gourmet dark chocolate.


Here’s what you should know about cocoa and how it improves your physical health as well as your mental health.

Heart Health

For years, scientists have been researching the ways in which dark chocolate reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Compounds that are found in cocoa are highly protective against the oxidation of low-density lipids. This means that cholesterol levels are reduced, lowering the overall risk for heart disease. Luckily, in 2018, there are a number of long-term observational studies that show the improvements are drastic. Whether you delight in dark chocolate-covered pretzels or dark chocolate peanut butter cups, cocoa is a good defense against heart disease.

Necessary Nutrients

There is an amazingly high number of nutrients found in cocoa, which is what makes it such an incredible superfood. Indulging in decadent, full-bodied dark chocolate is not only good for your heart and soul; it helps your entire body. Dark chocolate with high cocoa content is loaded with vitamins and minerals that are necessary for maintaining good health. Quality gourmet treats like dark chocolate truffles are the most delectable way to ensure you are getting these good nutrients.

Chocolate on the Brain

The physical health benefits of dark chocolate are fantastic, but this delicious rich treat also has many mental health benefits as well. Although the scientific studies done on cocoa’s effects on the human brain are more recent, this research delivers even more great news. Studies show that there is a significant improvement in blood flow to the brain after consuming high-flavanol cocoa. This can improve cognitive abilities in the elderly as well as improve overall brain function in most people. With this many reasons to love chocolate, there’s every reason to celebrate with locally-made, Baltimore dark chocolates.


Head to and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you will not be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our Wide Selection of Chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!

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